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Taliban prevent Corbetts from spending 20th anniversary together






February 20, 2024 5:00 am

 

A loving married couple with three children will spend their 20th wedding anniversary more than 6,000 miles away from one another — not by choice.


On Feb. 20, 2004, Anna and Ryan Corbett got married in New York before traveling to the United Kingdom and France on their honeymoon. They talked about redoing their honeymoon this February to celebrate two decades of marriage together. But Ryan Corbett can’t be with his wife or children this Tuesday because he’s been wrongfully detained, as determined by the State Department, by the Taliban in Afghanistan for more than a year and a half.


“I’m really sad. It’s been a difficult month. Ryan and my first date was in February, and then we got married in February, so it’s kind of just our month,” Anna Corbett told the Washington Examiner. “And I’m just in shock, I’m completely in shock that we’re apart for this. I never expected last year, when it was our 19th anniversary, that this will still be going on, and on the 20th will be 558 days of separation.”



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